1850 Maryhill Road, Glasgow. G20 0HD.
The Copper Lamp 1991.
This pub was formerly called Garven’s and is now called the Maryhill Tavern. Situated at the corner of Duncruin Street formerly known as Hill Street.
The history of this old Maryhill pub can be traced back to 1875. Wine and Spirit merchant William Garven was trading from these premises, the address then was 168 Main Street, Maryhill. Above the door the lettering was “Wines William Garven Spirits” the locals called the pub Garven’s after the licensee and years on the lettering above the pub was “Garven’s”.
In 1889 Mrs Jane Garven was licensee, her son John was in partnership with John G Miller and traded under the title of Miller & Garven, Wholesale Umbrella manufacturer, 73 Virginia Street, Glasgow. Both Jane and John lived at the same address, 1 Mary’s Place, Maryhill.
In 1937 Andrew Ross a well known and respected Glasgow wine and spirit merchant was licensee, Mr Ross also owned the Andros Bar, now Wintergills on Great Western Road and the Halt Bar on Woodlands Road.
The Maryhill Tavern. 2005.
After the Second World War Mrs Martha Campbell was licensee, she continued until the 1960s. James Dunsmore took over as licensee in 1972.
Maryhill Tavern. 2005.
In 2013 the Maryhill Tavern had a for Sale sign up.
Maryhill Tavern. 2017.
It was a shame to see this once great public house on fire. A fire that was deliberate, over the last twenty years I have seen many many Glasgow Pubs deliberately set on fire, there is often a suspicion about the amount of fires in old pubs in Glasgow. I will say no more.